Also a Lithuanian boat lent a helping hand in rescuing passengers from the cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground near the Italian coast.
Photographers from The Associated Press have clearly captured the boat named Spygliukas. A giant sinking liner is in the background of a little boat, which has a Lithuanian name on the side of it, reports The Lithuania Tribune, referring to lrytas.lt.
On the other end of the boat there is a name “Poseidon Sun”.
The Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration points out that the boat named Spygliukas is not registered in The Register of Seagoing Ships of the Republic of Lithuania. This means that it is not owned by any Lithuanian navigation company. This means a Lithuanian could have sold the boat to a foreigner.
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- Costa Concordia to be lifted from the bottom of the sea
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In all three Baltic states, information and communications technology infrastructure and usage has improved, indicates the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report published on April 22.
Latvia’s residents have begun thinking about their financial stability more and more lately. Residents have begun making savings, diverting larger and larger amounts of money. The largest increase of savings is noted in Latgale, where residents’ savings have increased 16%.
‘An experienced Latvian politician and mayor of a large city speaks of our choice to join the European Union and NATO as though one of Kremlin’s ideologists, outcompeting even Putin’s partner party Harmony Centre’s politicians in his statements,’ – said MEP and Chairman of For Fatherland and Freedom/ LNNK party Roberts Zīle in his interview to BNN.
The sales of Apple's tablet computer iPad for the first quarter of 2014 have fallen far below expectations selling 16.35 million of them, but analysts had expected about 19 million. The data indicate that Apple's iPad business has slowed to negative growth for last quarter.
In the first two months of 2014, exports of Latvia’s forest industry’s sector reached EUR 324,270 million, which is 12% more than in the same period of 2013 (EUR 289,089 million), according to Agriculture Ministry’s Forest Department ‘s data.
This Thursday, April 24th, the Saeima will gather for the first meeting in the new spring session. A total of 31 matters are on the agenda.
Documents of the former KGB office will be made publicly available after they have been scientifically examined. The examination itself is set to be completed before May 31st, 2018. This is provided by Saeima’s recently approved amendments to appropriate laws.
It is hard for Vladimir Putin to accept the rules of the game, which have developed over the past 20 years. While the majority of people are happy about the end of the Cold War, it was likely a personal tragedy for Putin, notes foreign policy expert, deputy Chairman of Latvian Transatlantic Organization Žaneta Ozoliņa in her interview to BNN.
General government budget deficit at the end of 2013 comprised EUR 223.8 million or 1.0% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the general government debt comprised EUR 8873.3 million or 38.1% of the GDP.
Corruption risks are present for nearly half of all Latvian European Parliament candidates, as reported by Society for transparency – Delna.
The Zolitude tragedy, which had a big impact on Maxima network and its relations with customers and employees, has left serious and long-term consequences for the company. One of the prime examples is the residents’ boycott of the supermarket – although limited in scale, the company’s sales are already below last year’s levels.
End of this week marks one month since letters with offers to Pasažieru vilciens’ multi-million train procurement project were opened. However, there is still no exact information available on the winner.
With Moscow failing to act to moderate tensions in Ukraine, Russia risks facing further sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.
USA plans to send 600 soldiers to Poland and Baltic States to participate in the upcoming military exercises, as it was reported by Pentagon this week.
‘Instead of compiling a detailed support programme for Latvia’s bridges, Transport Ministry is trying to get away with cosmetic improvements with its request to allocate money from the emergency budget,’ – believes Chairman of Latvijas Ceļu būvētājs Andris Bērziņš.
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There are three prime suspects in the Riga Castle fire criminal case. All of them performed work prior to the fire and were all equally responsible for compliance with fire safety regulations in the building, reports the Chief of State Police Criminal Police Office Andrejs Grishins.
In Q1 2014, 5,068 newborns were registered in the country, which is 358 babies more than in the first three months of 2013.
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This week, NATO plans to announce its future steps to increase the safety of the Baltic Sea region.
If there is someone who is working hard to divide the population of Ukraine, it is not someone among local Russians and Ukrainians, this task is being performed by Putin and his policy. The majority of the work aimed to divide people and pit them against each other is performed by Kremlin propaganda and information war.
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mike walsh @ 2014-04-24 12:50:07
mike walsh @ 2014-04-24 12:48:53
mike walsh @ 2014-04-24 12:47:18
"She adds unlike many other countries in the world, there is freedom of speech in Latvia. And the freedom of speech is among the values defended by NATO and European Union. ‘I hope Mr Lembergs can appreciate that.’... the irony is that she is indignant and critical of his free speech.
mike walsh @ 2014-04-24 00:58:01
In fact, the Russian response to Georgian aggression (check your facts) was to curb the cocky ambitions of its then president. Saakashvili would never have dared to prod the Russian bear had he not been encouraged by NATO. As a matter of fact, Baltic politicians, especially Lithuania’s, are making the same mistake as Saakashvili. One can only hope they don’t pay a similar price and find themselves to be an unwelcome exile in the U.S.
michael walsh @ 2014-04-23 18:17:20
In which case they wil find themselves in perfect company and harmony. I quote the BBC: The extent of corruption in Europe is "breath-taking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says.